RUSSIAN OLIVE - ELAEAGNUS ANGUSTIFOLIA

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Common Name: Russian olive

Scientific Name: 
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Genus: Elaeagnus 
Species: angustifolia

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 12 to 20 ft
Width: 23 to 20 ft

Description:
​​​​This tree was used widely in plantings along roadsides as windbreaks due to its high tolerance for salt. The tree has been found to be an invasive in Minnesota. The tree's tolerance for many different soil types and site restrictions has allowed for it to spread rapidly. It can take over an area and restrict the growth of other naturally occurring plants.

Notes: This species is currently listed as invasive; for more information visit the DNR's Russian Olive page.   

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